Friday, June 14, 2013

Perfect Summer Look: Just a Little Pop of Color…

Summer is here which means as temperatures rise so do the chances of your makeup melting, fading, settling into creases, and sliding off your face.  So not only should you be changing your skincare regimen (unless you’re ultra-dry, swap out your usual creams for lightweight lotions) you’re going to want to downsize your makeup routine.

This summer I’ve found that just by adding a fun-colored eyeliner to my upper lash line I’ve created an instant “going out” look.  Keep in mind I have lash extensions, so you should follow with your favorite mascara.  To make sure your liner lasts the night, prime your eyelids first with concealer and/or a flesh or ivory-colored eye shadow like Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow Ivory  ($21). 

Let’s see some COLOR!!!

Green Eyeliner:

As you can see, Hayden Panettiere rocks this emerald eyeliner, making her green eyes glow. This color is perfect for both green and hazel eyes, but also makes blues eyes look more teal. I personally have dark blue eyes and I’ve been wearing the Palm Leaf (a forest green) of the Paul & Joe Las Palmas Eyeliner & Crayon Duo ($25), which makes my eyes look brighter and take on a more aqua hue.

For a bit more drama like January Jones, use a liquid green liner like MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Liner 4 Diamond Lagoon Green ($23) to make a thick winged eye, and then line the lower lash line with a shimmery green shadow like Urban Decay Eyeshadow Mildew ($18).

Purple Eyeliner:

This is one of those colors that flatters every eye — from the darkest brown to the lightest blue — purple looks good on all peepers!  Keri Russell applied a purple eyeliner pencil like Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Psychedelic Sister ($19) to both her upper and lower lash lines, and even lined her water line to really make this color pop! Notice that she left her lipstick neutral so that her eyes got all the attention.

For a bit more drama like Natalie Portman, try smoking the eyes with a light purple eye shadow like Purple Rose Shimmer from the palette Lancome Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette Amethyst Glam ($49) by applying it along the upper lash line and blending upwards.  Then, use a flat liner brush to apply the shadow along the lower lash line and blend. Finally, use a purple eyeliner pencil to line your waterline. By the way, if you’re a whore for purple (yes you, Loni) then the Lancome palette will make your wildest purple dreams come true.

Navy Blue Eyeliner:

Navy definitely adds a more sophisticated vibe. To break the barriers of the standard black like Emma Stone, youu can create a thick winged liner with a navy liquid like Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner Sabbath ($19).  Or, add a subtle pop of color by lining just your upper lashline with a navy eye pencil like MAKE UP FOR EVER Kohl Pencil Pearly Deep Blue ($17).

Teal Eyeliner:

Teal is another one of those colors that happens to look great on every eye color. I know you would think it would just make blue and green eyes pop but just look at Jessica Alba’s chocolatey brown eyes lined with a teal eyeliner… Gorg! I’m definitely seeing this as the color of summer.  So, whether you copy Jessica’s look by creating a thick soft line along your upper lash line with a shadow stick like NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Heat ($24) or create a fine line along your upper and lower lash lines with a teal pencil like Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Peacock ($20), this will add the perfect amount of color to your summer look!

I personally plan on rocking all these colors this summer as well as a mod pale blue and electric blue.  How about you? Have you already embraced this trend or are you just thinking about it? Let me know in the comments below!

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